The time in the gulf area really flew by!! They say time flies when you're having fun and it sure did for us!!
As we got closer to our departure time we decided to do a few last drive throughs some of our favorite places.
We noticed that Foley had really gotten in the Christmas spirit with decorating their town. Downtown Foley is a sweet place and our favorite stop there would have to be Stacey's Rexall Drug and Olde Tyme Soda Fountain. No we didn't get sick....we got hungry!! They have delicious ice cream and quaint little tables and chairs to sit at and enjoy the many flavors of ice cream and other foods. But most of all they have a model train that runs around the inside perimeter of the building!! We were introduced to Stacey's in 2010 by Darrell and Judy Patterson and enjoyed ice cream with them then and enjoyed it once again this trip!!
Without a doubt our favorite city in Alabama!! So quaint and charming!! We tried to make as many sunsets as possible on the pier in Fairhope and on this night we noticed that many of the streets were about to be blocked off. What is happening?? I got on my trusty iPhone and googled "what's happening in Fairhope today?" and it told me they were having the annual grand lighting of the trees!! What luck!! So we not only got to see one last sunset from the pier, the beautiful fountain but also the gorgeous trees lining the downtown streets of Fairhope!! Come along and enjoy the sunset, fountain and beautiful Christmas decorations with us!!!
The Beach at Gulf Shores
The beach is a place I grew up on!! I was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and remember so many family outings on the beach there. The beach in Gulf Shores is just as spectacular but I must say the sand at Gulf Shores is incredible!! So white, thick and clean!! I had to take another walk on this beautiful beach!! I was so excited to see our Blue Heron friend was still hanging around at this particular place on the beach and got to visit with him pretty up close and personal!!
We made a stop by Billy's Seafood in Bon Secour to pick up some fresh shrimp right off the boat. Well, not exactly but pretty close....the boats were docked right outside the area where we purchased our jumbo shrimp!! Boy I can't wait to eat those guys!!
|A house near Rainbow Plantation decorated for Christmas|